Awarded a “Happy Birthday Canada” 150th Celebration Garden
We are the lucky recipient of one of 150, ‘150th Celebration Gardens’ being distributed across
Canada by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.
Containing 1000 tulip bulbs, the international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of our national ethos of kindness and hospitality, the 150th Celebration Garden is a terrific way to say “Happy Birthday” to Our Home and Native Land.
Public Planting ceremony to take place
The EcoTeam feels very fortunate to have received one of these Gardens as we understand that the Canadian Garden Council, the organization behind the 150th Celebration Garden program, received more than 400 applications. The garden, consisting of 500 red and 500 white tulip bulbs, generously donated by Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI, will be planted on Oct 27th. Everyone is invited to attend the planting ceremony as our community makes preparations to celebrate
Canada’s 150th birthday next year.
Symbolic link to a Flagship Celebration
Garden in Niagara Falls
Our garden, and the other 149 gardens planted across the country, will be symbolically linked to a Flagship 150th Celebration Garden Promenade, consisting of 25,000 tulips also donated by Vesey’s, to be planted this fall and bloom next spring adjacent to Niagara Falls. Our garden will also be featured on Canada’s Garden Route, www.canadasgardenroute.ca
We would like to thank the following: Canadian Garden Council, Vesey’s Bulbs, Canada Post,
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Niagara Parks Commission, GardenMaking magazine,
Landscape Ontario, Ontario Garden Council, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Québec Gardens’ Association and VIA Rail Canada.